Episode 3150

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Episode 3150 was broadcast on 21 December 2001, and was the first semi-final of Series 46.

Paul Ryan played Ben Wilson, with Ben Wilson winning 101 – 80. The Dictionary Corner guest was Denis Norden, and the lexicographer was Tania Styles.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Paul Ryan Score Ben Wilson Others Max.
1 LGNUOEBYS LOUNGES 7 – 7 BELONGS BLUNGES*, BOGUSLY*, BUNGLES, BYGONES 7
2 RACIOTFGP APRICOT 14 – 7 GRAFT 14
3 MLSDAUENT LAMENTS 21 – 14 SLANTED UNSALTED 22
4 RIOUKHTPE HIKER 21 – 20 POUTER POUTIER* 29
5 100 3 6 4 5 10 → 112 112
100 + 3 × 4
31 – 30 112
100 + 3 + 4 + 5


39
TTT STUNLAW WALNUTS
6 NIAUQRTPO RATION 37 – 36 QUAINT OPUNTIA*, PIQUANT*, PURITAN, RAINOUT* 46
7 DSTEIACNM CANDIES 44 – 43 CANDIES DISTANCE, MEDIANTS*, SEMANTIC 54
8 GOFEURDSW GROUSE 50 – 49 FORGES DROGUES*, GOURDES*, GROUSED 61
9 JLFIEANCV FIANCE 56 – 49 FINAL JAVELIN 68
10 7 5 10 7 8 2 → 159 159
(8 + 7) × 10 + 7 + 2
66 – 59 159
(8 + 7) × 10 + 7 + 2


78
TTT ROUSEFC REFOCUS
11 CSRIOEPDM PROMISED 74 – 67 SCRIMPED COMPRISED 96
12 YAOESMNDL MOANED 80 – 73 LOANED ALMONDS, AMYLOSE*, DAEMONS*, DOLMANS*, DOLMENS*, DYNAMOS*, MASONED*, NOYADES*, SALMONY*, SOMEDAY, SYNODAL* 103
13 RLSTUIEVI VIRTUES 80 – 81 RIVULETS 111
14 1 4 8 5 10 9 → 253 251 80 – 91 253
(5 × 4 + 8) × 9 + 1


121
15 READYSETY 80 – 101 YESTERDAY
(1.25 seconds)
131


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